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kam_kenneth 11-02-2004 01:25 PM

Gnome related questions
 
After leaving linux for 4 months, the withdrawal symptoms has hit me. This time, I opted for Fedora Core 2. I have been using SuSE before, and KDE, so this Gnome thing for me is quite new. I think I have gotten the hang of it, but there are a few things that I cannot manage to sort out on my own or by searching through the forums so I started a new topic.

1) Is it possible to use the gnome file browser as the default action when I double click a folder? I can't find anything in the preferences bit in the main menu, nor did I have enough courage to try and use a new default action for folders when I double click them.

2) Sound hotkey - I managed to map my laptop sound up and down buttons to Gnome, but when I turn it up and down it makes no difference.

Thanks guys and girls! and I apologize if I reposted something.

jcspray 11-02-2004 03:36 PM

>2) Sound hotkey - I managed to map my laptop sound up and down buttons to Gnome, but when I turn it up and down it makes no difference.

If you're seeing the volume popup when you press the buttons but your volume isn't changing then you're out of luck. This is a bug in the gnome volume keys handling: it changes the "volume" channel of your sound device, this isn't always the channel you want.

>1) Is it possible to use the gnome file browser as the default action when I double click a folder?

I don't understand what you mean. What happens at the moment when you double click a folder?

kam_kenneth 11-03-2004 04:58 AM

It opens a new window every time I double click a folder, much like the Win95 days.

Totoro 11-03-2004 05:15 AM

Actually im having the very same problem, I want it to open the folder in the window that is already open. I hate the fact that gnomes filemanager opens up a new window everytime I open a new folder.

Help? =)

Wordan 11-03-2004 07:07 AM

Edit menu -> Prefrences -> behaviour tab -> "Always open in browser window" check box

Totoro 11-03-2004 07:19 AM

it still opens a new window, everytime I click on a folder a new window pop-ups, but this time in browser window. That's atleast what I think, gonna try it later ^_^

Wordan 11-03-2004 07:25 AM

I have the same problem. i like not to open new windows.

The open in browser window opens it in nautilus browser view (ie: with the pannel on the side for tree view etc and other stuff).

It fixed the poblem for me.




Ignore :
Theres something in the "Configuration Editor" under system tools.

/ > apps > nautilus > preferences > windows_always_new

That looks like the right setting, though it doesnt seam to have any affect for me. I dont know where those settings are saved

Totoro 11-03-2004 07:48 AM

Well, well, it worked. Use what said above and it works ^_^

Wordan 11-03-2004 11:02 AM

alternativally, you hold down the shift key while opening a folder. The folders remeber the size and location on screen from when you had them last open.


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